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01/21/2010 - 12:33pm
Savard on injury: 'I feel normal'

Injured Bruins center Marc Savard spoke to the media after the morning skate prior to Thursday night's game against Columbus and said "he feels normal" after sustaining a Grade 2 partial MCL tear in his knee in a game against Chicago on Jan. 7. The top-line center has skated the last two days with a brace and said that he only thinks about the knee when stopping. Savard said that he is shooting for a return to action next Friday on the road against the Buffalo Sabres.

 

Check out the Big Bad Blog for updates from the morning skate.


01/21/2010 - 10:50am
Rivers: 'Glen Davis has to grow up'

Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the Celtics' recent struggles as well as Wednesday night's incident in which Glen Davis responded to a fan's taunting with an expletive-laced response that was heard on the airwaves.

 

Asked if was a big deal, Rivers responded: "Yeah, it is a big deal. ... That stuff can't happen. I always say, 'To the victors go the spoils,' if you know what I'm saying. If the other team is winning and the fans are on you, that's part of it. We've been taught you have to take it and you have to keep playing. I don't think it's a huge step backwards, but it is a step backwards, and Glen Davis has to grow up."

 

Rivers said the insults he hears from fans are shocking, especially in Detroit. "I've heard some vile things said to me, said to our players, it's amazing what you hear," he said. "You should turn around...

01/21/2010 - 10:20am
Mashup: Generals want Conan

The Washington Generals, the team that provides the opposition for the Harlem Globetrotters, offered outgoing "Tonight Show" host (and Brookline native) Conan O'Brien a contract. Plus, The Sports Pickle claims Scott Brown did not win Tuesday's election, but a surprising winner emerged. Read about those items, plus links to the day's top stories, videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


01/21/2010 - 10:18am
Sox sign five to minor-league deals

According to Baseball America's Minor League Transactions log, the Red Sox have added five players via minor-league deals. The players are right-handed pitchers Chad Paronto (a New Hampshire native and University of Massachusetts product), Scott Patterson and Kelvin Pichardo; second baseman Ray Chang; and third baseman Christian Colonel. For details on the players, click here.

 

The same Transactions log noted that the Sox have released right-hander Matt Goodson, shortstop Zach Borowiak and outfielder Brad Wilkerson.


 

 

 


01/20/2010 - 11:13pm
C's drop third straight to Pistons

The Celtics failed to put together 48 minutes of basketball and lost 92-86 to the Pistons on Wednesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The C's blew a nine-point first quarter lead and were outscored 21-13 in the third. Rodney Stuckey led all players with 27 points (11-24 FG),11 rebounds, and six assists. Paul Pierce, who scored 17 points in the first quarter, and Rajon Rondo scored 21 points for the Celtics. The C's fell to 4-6 in their last 10 games and are currently on a three-game losing streak.


 


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